I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don`t have to speak.
(In 2005, retracting her statement about not getting out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.) I can`t stand the way this follows me around. I said it a long time ago, and I hope today I am a different person. Now I get out of bed for a much better reason. I`m part of a team that raises millions of dollars and raises awareness of HIV and AIDS all over the world.
"People think modeling`s mindless, that you just stand there and pose, but it doesn`t have to be that way. I like to have a lot of input. I know how to wear a dress, whether it should be shot with me standing or sitting."
"I don`t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day."
"I don`t diet. I just don`t eat as much as I`d like to."
"It was God who made me so beautiful. If I weren`t, then I`d be a teacher."
"How it`s cut, who cut it, how it moves, the lining...I even like it when it`s what I consider to be ugly."
"I got so sick of my face and the flaws."
→ On the internet "I have to get off the Internet. It`s so unhealthy for me. I do see what they post about me, and it`s not always positive. They`re mean - though there are some lovely ones. I`m so tempted to post something, but I haven`t done it yet."
"I`m certainly thinking of plastic surgery. I`ve already been botoxed, like many of the models. And I`m happy to admit it. If you don`t tell, how do other women feel they have a chance when they see the pictures? Models are not superhuman. We grow old. I really want to grow old and I don`t believe that age is ugly."
"In photos, I don`t know who the real me is - it`s all pretend, just pretend. There`s not much of myself in my work. If I`m looking in the mirror and I`m working, I`m looking at my make-up and my hair. It`s not the same as looking at myself."
On modeling "I think I will always have a place. I don`t think I have to rule or reign but there`s a place for me."
"All I want to do is model. The reason I`m coming back is for the same reasons that I became a model initially. It`s about the clothes and the creation of great pictures. I thought I was old and that I earned my retirement, and enough! It`s not enough. I want more. And I`m lucky that I still have that option."
"I was a hoarder, and I got rid of everything. Now nothing comes in my home unless it has a purpose. And decor is not a purpose. Home is New York apartment with a table, a bed and sofas. That`s it. Everything else is gone."
"One of the reasons I wanted to come back is I got sick of seeing really ugly pictures of myself in the tabloids. I got to the point where I`d look in the mirror and say, Where`d she go? Because she`s still in there.` I knew she was still in there (she laughs) and it didn`t take much to get her out."
"I was having panic attacks. I didn`t want to live that way anymore. I was in love and I wanted it to work. I was tired of travelling, tired of the whole scene, just tired. I sat around. I was lazy. I wanted a routine, and I wanted to wake up in the same bed every day, and I got my wish."
"I accept that keeping in shape doesn`t come naturally, so I work hard. I hit the gym every day: Pilates, yoga, weights. I used to love wine but I`ve stopped drinking. I quit smoking and I`ll never start again."
"I have this great fear of people - not when I`m on the runway, but backstage. In a room full of people, I really suffer. I sort of go into a tunnel and I feel very removed. I get so tense, I can`t swallow, and my heartbeat goes way up. It still happens now, although I`m better at controlling it."
"Cooking is one of my favourite things - from going to the market, bringing the stuff home and preparing it, to cleaning the kitchen afterwards. I`ve lost my figure a few times. There have been moments when I`ve overeaten, for comfort. But with discipline and hard work, you can get your figure back."
"One of my first jobs was in Italy and that`s where I saw cocaine for the first time. There was a murder in our group that weekend. I decided then and there that I would never do drugs. I have anxiety attacks, so there`s no way I could do them."
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